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Cheney man killed trying to cross highway

The driver who struck and killed a 61-year-old Cheney man Sunday night also was involved in a serious injury accident southwest of Cheney in April, records show.


Developer enters not-guilty plea

A Spokane land developer pleaded not guilty to several felonies related to an alleged drug and stolen property ring investigators believe he ran from his Long Lake home.


Officials: Spokane man skips court, crashes into home

A man accused of crashing his car into a northwest Spokane home early today was scheduled to plead guilty Monday to a charge related to a Cheney shooting, but he …


Driver injured in Highway 195 crash

A 21-year-old Kamiah, Idaho, woman was injured Monday in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 195 near Uniontown, Wash.


Idaho woman injured in head-on collision near Uniontown

A 21-year-old Kamiah, Idaho, woman was injured this morning in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 195 near Uniontown.


Wilbur man dies after one-vehicle crash

A 22-year-old Wilbur, Wash., man died after the truck he was driving went off a Lincoln County road Saturday, hit a dirt embankment and ignited.


New prosecutor named in Todd Chism trooper case

COLVILLE – A new prosecutor was named Tuesday to handle the felony charges against Spokane fire Lt. Todd Chism, who is accused of assaulting two Washington State Patrol troopers during …


Firefighter pleads not guilty; new prosecutor appointed

A new prosecutor was named Tuesday to handle the felony charges against Spokane fire Lt. Todd Chism, who is accused of assaulting two Washington State Patrol troopers during a confrontation …


Phoning and driving will earn a ticket

Hang up and drive. Or it will cost you. That’s essentially the choice Washington drivers will have starting June 10 after the state Legislature made talking or texting on a …


New cell phone-driving law takes effect June 10

The Washington State Patrol says there will be no grace period when troopers start enforcing the new ban on texting or talking on cell phones while driving.


Firefighter placed on unpaid status

Spokane firefighter Todd Chism was placed on unpaid layoff status Thursday pending the resolution of felony charges that he assaulted Washington State Patrol troopers in Stevens County last month. City …


Motorcyclist killed on U.S. 95

A 47-year-old Spokane man was killed Monday when his motorcycle struck a guardrail on U.S. Highway 195 just north of Rosalia, according to the Washington State Patrol. Paul E. Ganoung …


Spokane region accidents cause death, injuries

Law enforcement officers and medics responded to three accidents in the Spokane area today, including a fatal accident involving a motorcyclist south of the city.


Shooting review goes to prosecutor

An investigation into the fatal shooting of a gunman by a Spokane police officer last month has been sent to the Spokane County prosecutor’s office for review. Investigators found that …


Driver booked after South Hill crash that injures passenger

A Spokane driver was arrested just after midnight after failing to negotiate a corner at High Drive and South Grand Boulevard and crashing into the landscaping of an adjacent residence, …


Spokane County sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty to DUI charge

A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who refused an alcohol breath test after being stopped by Spokane Valley police pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a drunken driving charge. Darin M. Schaum, …


In brief: DUI pursuit ends in crash, arrest

A suspected drunken driver took a state trooper on a chase from Interstate 90 on the east side of Spokane into Browne’s Addition late Tuesday. No one was injured in …


Police chase ends with spinout in Browne’s Addition

A freeway driver suspected of driving while intoxicated took a Washington State Patrol trooper on a chase across Spokane late Tuesday, ending when the trooper caused the fleeing driver’s vehicle …


WSP chief trying for New Orleans job

OLYMPIA – Washington State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste says he’s a candidate for police chief of New Orleans.


Firefighter charged with felonies

A Spokane firefighter exonerated in a child pornography investigation two years ago threatened to beat a state trooper “to death” in a confrontation that led to felony charges Friday in …


Third of applicants fail WSP cadet physical test

The Washington State Patrol says it’s a significant challenge to find qualified cadet applicants who also can pass the physical fitness test.


Troopers use Taser, arrest firefighter

A Spokane firefighter exonerated on child pornography charges two years ago is on paid leave again after an apparently violent confrontation with state troopers during a drunken driving arrest. Lt. …


Firefighter on paid leave following WSP confrontation

A Spokane firefighter is on paid leave after an apparently violent confrontation with state troopers during a drunken driving arrest.


Cheney woman killed in Highway 2 collision

A 23-year-old Cheney woman was killed Monday in a two-vehicle accident eight miles west of Davenport on U.S. Highway 2.


Cheney woman killed in crash near Davenport

A 23-year-old Cheney woman was killed this morning in a two-vehicle accident eight miles west of Davenport on U.S. Highway 2.


CdA woman in critical condition after I-90 rollover

A Coeur d’Alene woman is in critical condition this morning at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after she rolled her Pontiac Sunfire on Interstate 90 near Liberty Lake …


Man dies in collision near Kettle Falls

A 25-year-old Colville man died Sunday evening from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of state Highway 25 and Old Kettle Road just south of Kettle Falls.


Air National Guard troops return to warm welcome

Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jerry Martin had his own cheering squad when he returned home Thursday from six months of guarding the Baghdad airport. “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry,” Debbie Nadeau …


Air National Guardsmen return from Iraq

Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jerry Martin had his own cheering squad when he returned home Thursday from six months of guarding the Baghdad airport.


Man killed, two injured in I-90 crash

A Bothell, Wash., man was killed and two Tri-Cities residents were injured Monday evening in a head-on collision on Interstate 90 near the Fishtrap Lake exit.